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FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 5-6, 2019
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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Sue and Mac Pate Visit Natchez Natchez Automotive Society

European Engineering, Southern Hospitality


04.04.2019

THE SHOW MUST GO ON, IT DID

The weather was beautiful in Natchez Friday prior to the 4th Annual Natchez Euro Fest, but the forecast called for rain Saturday. Nevertheless, over 30 cars drove to the show in caravans from Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge to form up for the combined parade in Natchez Friday afternoon.



In addition over 10 Alfa Romeos, the Featured Marque of the show, drove in from all over the Southeast. They took to the show field and then started their drive Sunday up the Natchez Trace to Nashville.


Early Saturday morning, although overcast and cloudy, the show field filled up with over 110 cars and judging began on schedule. The awards were moved up to 12:30 due to some heavy weather on the way. But even under the circumstances, no cars got wet. The day cleared off very nicely and over 160 attended the after party hosted by Natchez Automotive Society members Bobbye and Bill Henley. A traditional party enjoyed by all.

Congratulations to the winner of
The Mac & Sue Pate Love Of NATCHEZ Award

Debbie Hudson
President
NATCHEZ Chamber of Commerce


Click Here to see all the Winners of the 2019 Show

THANK YOU!

 

As Founder and Director of the Natchez Euro Fest, I greatly appreciate those of you who took the time to let us know that you were not going to be able to participate. Your consideration is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten!



As the sun went down over the Mississippi River, concluding a great day in Natchez, it is on to the Renaissance Euro Fest, October 11-12. Registration will open July 1, 2019.

 

















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04.04.2019

HOUSTON WE HAVE A GO FOR THE SHOW

The 4th Annual Natchez Euro Fest will go on as planned, nothing has changed. We understand that some may need to cancel and we fully understand, hope to see you next year or at the October Renaissance Euro Fest in Ridgeland, MS.

The Road Rally Drives, departing from Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge will depart on schedule, no change. If you are not able to come, don't forget to cancel you hotel room. Really, really looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

Safe drive and see you Friday or Saturday.

 


03.29.2019


TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Preregistration will closed for this year's Natchez Euro Fest at
Midnight, Sunday, March 31.

HOTEL DISCOUNT STILL AVAILABLE



The discount at the Vue Hotel, 601.442.9976, will also end at midnight on the 31st. Rooms still may be available after that but without a discount. Regardless of when you book, mention the Euro Fest and you might get a break anyway.

There will be a water hose to use cleaning up your car, just beyond the front door on the front of the building.


WEATHER



In the event we need to POSTPONE due to the weather forecast, you will be notified by email Update no later than Thursday, April 4th by 6:00 CDT. You would then need to cancel your hotel reservations immediately to avoid a charge. The event would then be rescheduled for April 12-13, with announcements to follow.


FRIDAY ROAD RALLY DRIVES

 
Please contact your Friday, April 5th, drive leader to make sure they know you will be joining them. All must depart on time, please.
  • Memphis Area - Linda Reyle - 901.216.7574
  • Jackson Area - Gene Johnston - 601.941.4892
  • New Orleans Area - David Barone - 504.669.7817
  • Baton Rouge Area - 225.571.7064


FINAL CLASSES

British Closed
British Open
German Closed
German Open
Grand Saloon Closed
Grand Saloon Open
Italian
Motorcycle
Other European
Preservation
Special Interest Built After 1995 Closed
Special Interest Built After 1995 Open
Alfa Romeo – Nouveau
Alfa Romeo – Vintage Closed
Alfa Romeo – Vintage Open


SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

Wearing your credentials, you will be given a 50% discount to tour the Rosalie Mansion, main house and outer houses.


You will also be given a 50% discount to take a city tour on the "Hop On Hop Off Bus" which leaves every hour starting at 9:00 AM. Purchase your tickets at the Grand Hotel, 1 block North of Rosalie.

RECENT ENTRIES

1975 Triumph TR6

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

1965 Land Rover Dormobile

1991 BMW 850

1968 Volkswagen D/C Pickup

1951 MG TD

1954 Austin-Healey BN-1

1964 Porsche 356-sc

 


03.22.2019

ENTRY DEADLINE, SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST

If you have yet to enter the Natchez Euro Fest, please do so SAP! Parking assignments are being made daily, and we need to include your entry.

FRIDAY ROAD RALLY CARAVANS



Please contact your Friday, April 5th, drive leader to make sure they know you will be joining them. All must depart on time, please.
  • Memphis Area - Linda Reyle - 901.216.7574
  • Jackson Area - Gene Johnston - 601.941.4892
  • New Orleans Area - David Barone - 504.669.7817
  • Baton Rouge Area - 225.571.7064

LORY LOCKWOOD & TONY WATTS TO APPEAR



Nationally known automotive, motorcycle and airplane artist, Lory Lockwood and her husband Tony Watts will be on hand to discuss commissions of your entries. Prints and other other auto art will be available for sale.


Lory has many commissioned pieces hanging in many galleries across the country, both private and public. The painting above is of the one off “Count Trossi”, Mercedes-Benz SSK which was commissioned and is in the impressive Ralph Lauren Collection. Check out Lory's work at lorylockwood.com.


Tony Watts is famous for his shadow box pieces featuring European Marques body trim and other automotive art. He usually has something new to show at all his appearances and the Natchez Euro Fest will surely bring out something new and interesting. If you could not make Amelia Island, you will want to stop by and meet Lory and Tony. They both will be happy to discuss a commissioning of their talent creating an exciting story about the beauty you drive.

HOTEL VUE


Our headquarter hotel still has a few rooms available at a discount, when you request the Euro Fest rate.

Besides the location of our Friday night party, it is in the right part of town, is clean and comfortable with very large rooms, has a great view of the MS River bridge, and has a very nice large parking lot, that is well lighted and has all night security. Also, as a Euro Fest participant, included with your room is a full bore breakfast buffet, with real eggs and bacon, not that fake stuff! Call now 601.442.9976 and if you can't get a room, call me immediately.

The Vue is now a member of the Choice Hotel Group, so be sure to give them your number when you check in. If you are not a member, there will be an application in your room.

ROB YOUR COOKIE JAR


Rob your cookie jar and bring a $10 bill with you to buy an all cotton, Vintage Euro Fest tee shirt. A collectors item with commissioned art work of Rosalie and red marque!

RECENT ENTRIES

1959 Triumph TR 3 A

1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2

2008 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

2004 Ferrari 360 Modena

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE

1964 Jaguar OTS

1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

1973 Moto Guzzi 1850 El Dorado

1987 Porsche 944S

1973 MG B GT

1972 Lotus Europa

1978 Alfa Romeo Sport Sedan

2017 Morgan M3W

2000 Ducati Monster 900 IE

1981 Porsche 911SC

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

2019 Porsche Special Edition Twin Turbo

 


03.08.2019

DO IT NOW

For various reasons, many of you have yet to enter this year’s event. Hopefully your reasons have disappeared, and you can now take the time to do so, thus helping make the 2019 show the best yet!

WEATHER



In the event we need to POSTPONE due to the weather forecast, you will be notified by email Update no later than Thursday, April 4th by 6:00 CDT. You would then need to cancel your hotel reservations immediately to avoid a charge. The event would then be rescheduled for April 12-13, with announcements to follow.

FRIDAY DRIVES



If you plan to join one of the Friday, Road Rally drives, departing April 5th from Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans or Baton Rouge areas and you have questions, please refer to the website, www.Euro-Fest.net Update of Feb. 21st for details and leader contact info.

HOTEL



As of Tuesday there were limited Euro Fest reserved rooms left at the HQ Hotel, The Vue. When these are gone, there are no more.  It is sold out for April 5-6. Use code Euro Fest to book room with discount, call 601.442.9976. For those of you coming Saturday morning, we encourage you to relax, stay Saturday night and enjoy the wonderful community of Natchez.

SATURDAY EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION



Natchez Automotive Society Members, Bobbye and Bill Henley are graciously, once again, hosting a most enjoyable gathering at their lovely condo in the old train station, one block from the show field, Saturday, from 5:00-7:00. Highly suggest you stay over and attend this popular party and then have a relaxing Sunday in Natchez. Security will be provided on the show field for those cars remaining, parked during the party.

A TOUCH OF THE BRITISH ISLES



We are pleased to tell you of entertainment by The Hub City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish bagpipe and drum core, starting right after the presenting of the colors and the National Anthem. This award winning group has performed and won awards throughout the Southeast. We are indeed fortunate to have them join us and you will enjoy regardless if you “Take the high road or the low road”!

RECENT ENTRIES

2004 Rolls-Royce Phantom

1993 Bentley Turbo R

1973 Porsche 911RS

1964 Gordon Keeble GK1

2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500

2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

1963 Porsche 356

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabrio 4Matic

1986 Porsche 944


02.21.2019

COUNTING DOWN

Sign up for the Natchez Euro Fest closes at midnight Sunday March 31, 2019.
The sooner you sign up, the sooner we can organize and conduct an orderly event. Get on it, please.

Autos do not have to be entered in the Euro Fest to participate in the Friday drives, They can be participants in the Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW Corral or the Alpha Natchez Trace Drive, departing from Natchez on Sunday.

NATCHEZ EURO FEST RALLY DRIVES FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2019


Departing from MEMPHIS AREA
9:00 AM - McDonalds, 4952 Pepper Chase Dr., Southaven, MS
  • LEADER, Ms. Linda Reyle, Linda.reyle@gmail.com
  • Lunch on the way
Departing from JACKSON AREA
2:00 PM - Clinton Vistors Center, Clinton, MS
  • LEADER Gene Johnson, jjohnston18@comcast.net
  • 601.941.4892
Departing from the NEW ORLEANS AREA
12:00 PM - Dillard’s at Esplanade Mall, Kenner, LA
  • LEADER David Barone, davidbarone23@gmail.com
Departing from the BATON ROUGE AREA
2:00 PM - Murphy Express Gas Station, 10634 Scenic Hwy., US 61
  • LEADER Rick Huber, mlandrick@gmail.com
  • 225.571.7064


Departing from S MS AREA
3:30 PM - B Quick Food Mart, Gloster, MS

Please contact your leaders, so they will know you are coming. However, all legs must depart on time. They can not wait for anyone. Natchez PD will be set to escort all legs departing gathering location, Natchez Safe House, at 4:30 PM, going to the Vue Hotel for check in and Welcome Reception. Safe travels.

RECENT ENTRIES

 

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1967 Sunbeam Alpine V

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

1959 Austin Healey Sprite

1968 Jaguar XKE

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1972 BMW 2002

 

02.01.2019

PROMOTIONAL FLYERS

Help us spread the word about the Euro-Fest and the Alfa Romeo Drive. Here are a couple of flyers you can download, print, and distribute in your area. Click the image to download a printable flyer.



RECENT ENTRIES

2015 Ferrari 458 Spider

2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

1974 MG B

1972 BMW 3.0 CS

1967 BSA A65 Lightning

1975 Jensen Healey - JH5

1974 MG MGB

2005 Lotus Elise

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

1993 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

1983 Lotus Esprit

1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto

1957 MG Magnette

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale


01.16.2019

ALFA ROMEO SELECTED AS FEATURED MARQUE OF 2019 NATCHEZ EURO FEST!

As a beginning part of their Natchez Trace Drive, members of several Southeastern Alfa Romeo Clubs will be participating in this year's Natchez Euro Fest. The drive, like the Euro Fest is open to all Alfas. It will start on Sunday, April 7th and conclude in Nashville on the 11th.

Other marque owners, as well as Alfa owners, making the Alfa drive or not, are encouraged to enter the Euro Fest right away at www.euro-fest.net.


There is no fee for the Euro Fest


Also remember to book your Hotel Room at The Vue Hotel, 601.442.9976. Be sure to mention you are participating in the Euro Fest to get your discount.
For more information on the Alfa Drive contact Rick Andreoli at rickandreolia@bellsouth.net, 404.408.6270.

ENTRIES CONTINUE TO COME IN AT FAST RATE

1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C

1992 Bentley Turbo

1994 Jaguar XJS

1958 MG MGA

1967 Austin Healey Sprite Mark IV

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE-24 Cabriolet

1966 Austin Healey 3000 MK3

1957 Alfa  Romeo Giulietta  Spider

2008 Ferrari 430 Spider

1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche

2015 Porsche Cayman S

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

 


01.10.2019

NATCHEZ EURO FEST OFF TO A FAST START!

The first weekend of Natchez registration yielded 16 entries, by far the most ever had on the first weekend. If that rate keeps up, we should have 176 entries this year. WOW!

Stop!
Take a few minutes now to sign up. There are still free tee shirts available to first 25 entries.

AIR SHOW CANCELLED

 


I regret to inform you however, that the planned air show will not occur this year. FAA Rule Changes starting January 1st will prevent the performance.

OFFICIAL HOTEL
THE VUE


Why the Vue:
  • Their rooms are nice and big, clean and comfortable.
  • They are a sponsor of the Euro Fest.
  • They are hosting the Friday night "Welcome Reception".
  • They are reducing their rate when you mention Euro Fest.
  • It is in a nice part of town.
  • Large, well lighted, parking lot with security.
  • Water hose provided in clean up area.
  • Nice restaurant with good food, next to bar with river view.


Reservations: 601.442.9976  MENTION EURO FEST FOR DISCOUNT
Management Assistance
Sales Manager: Sarah Laukhuff

EARLY ENTRIES

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

1959 MG A Twin Cam

1959 Truimph TR 3A

1960 Austin Healey 3000

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

1962 Rover P4

1962 Sunbeam Alpine

1978 Fiat X1/9

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Roadster

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL

1988 Bentley Mulsanne

1996 BMW 750iL

1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

2003 Mercedes-Benz R230

2018 Ferrari 488 GTB

2018 Mclaren 570 Spider

2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

1984 WV Vanagon Westfalia Wolfsburg Edition Camper GL

 


11.02.2018

SAVE THE DATE!

The fourth annual Natchez Euro Fest has been set for Friday - Saturday, April 5 - 6, 2019.

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